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Articles / On Writing

How to Find a Writing Critique Group Not sure where to start your search for a writing critique group? This can be a scary thing for a writer who’s just starting out. The good news is, there are writing critique groups out there if you know where to look and what kind of group you want to join. Decide if you want to join an...

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Articles / On Writing

Creative Roadblocks: What keeps you from writing? As I look back on the past year, I am reminded that I didn’t write that novel I’d planned to get on paper. I wrote plenty for this site, and while I can count that as practicing my craft in a sense, it did not get me any closer to my goal to write a novel. So why didn’t...

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Kathie's Corner

Pre-readers   Just what is a pre-reader? Who are they? How can they help? In my opinion, pre-readers are your cheerleaders. They read along either as you write, chapter by chapter, or when your manuscript is finished. Then they make comments on what works for them and what doesn’t. See that last bit? The best pre-readers will tell you when something doesn’t work. Having said...

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Recs

The Divas Recommend ~oOo~ So, you’ve published your book, but it’s not selling the way you’d hoped or expected it to. Well why not? With that in mind, this week the divas recommend David Gaughran’s blog post: Why Is My Book Not Selling? ~oOo~


Guest Post: Avoid Eyes That Crawl by Candace Johnson Guest Posts

This week, I’m excited to bring you an article from guest blogger Candace Johnson of Change It Up Editing. Avoid Eyes That Crawl and Other Wandering Body Parts in Your Writing by Candace Johnson Her eyes crawled around the room. His eyes combed her face. Her eyes became demented. Those eyes, those eyes, those beautiful eyes! The windows to the soul and all that . ....

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Articles / On Genre

I love historical fiction, whether it be a dramatization of real events, a what-if scenario, or a time travel. I have yet to find a well-written historical novel I didn’t liked. Now let me make myself clear. I like historical fiction. I’m not the scholarly type who dives into real history and vets out every minute detail of the era, unless I’m writing a novel....

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Guest Post: Writing Dialogue in Historical Fiction by Sandi Layne Guest Posts

I am thrilled to bring today’s guest post from author, Sandi Layne. Writing Dialogue in Historical Fiction ~ or ~ King Henry VIII Did Not Speak in Iambic Pentameter by Sandi Layne “Put me down,” I cried furiously. “Put me down! I don’t want to be Emperor. I refuse to be Emperor. Long live the Republic!” But they only laughed. “That’s a good one. He...

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